So, sorry for the break.

Guess what. We are back and we are looking to grow! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Update Dec. 29th 2012

So. The world DIDN’T end. Exactly how the Maya expected. LOL! Well, N.A.R.M. has been slacking. Although our twitter is filled with links to our (somewhat) updated Tumblr, our other pages have been lackluster at best. If you have been in the least following indigenous news you have heard about the #IdleNoMore movement. There is much to much to recap, so here is a short overview:

1300’s:Vikings arrive (Pretense unknown)

1492: Columbus got lost

1602:Roanoke Colony


1608-1900:Lots of indigenous uprising. Indian Relocation, Reservations/Reserves, Powhatan Wars, Tecumseh, Pontiac, Sitting Bull, Black Kettle/Sand Creek, Etc.

1968-1973: A.I.M. makes mischief, Hollywood gets involved, Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, Russell Means, Iron Eyes Cody, Billy Jack.

1990: Oka Crisis, Mohawk Warriors, Revolution, Occupation

2010: Unis’tot’en of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples (Yinka Dini – People of this Earth) take a stand!

2012 December 10th: Prime Minister Harper passes C-45, #IdleNoMore begins, Flash Mobs, Hunger Strike of Chief Spence.







There has been a lull in our posting. Please forgive us. There will be updates starting today and tomorrow. We are grateful.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Announces Progress on Potential Black Hills Sacred Site Purchase

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST) has announced progress in their efforts to purchase and preserve the sacred site of Pe’ Sla located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. According to RST President Rodney M. Bordeaux, “We have secured funding for the earnest money deposit of Pe’ Sla and fully intend to lead the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) into reclaiming its religious freedom.”

The land also known as Reynolds Prairie Ranch, was recently pulled off the auction block as the owners appeared to be agreeable to sell the sacred lands back to Native tribes interested in re-obtaining it. After the stall of the auction, a collective group of tribes made an offer to the owners and a counter offer was issued.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has committed an undisclosed amount of earnest money in the purchase of Pe’ Sla. While in demonstration of a major collective effort of tribes, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) has stepped in to act as a collective voice for coalition of tribes that have formed in support of re-obtaining Pe’ Sla.

According to GPTCA Executive Director A. Gay Kingman, the coming together of tribes has been a positive step for the unification of Native tribes. “The tribes are making a unified effort on behalf of the tribes and the people. We are close. In this day and age we are proud. I am proud of such a united effort of all the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people,” she said.

“We are heartened by all that has happened in the support of Pe’ Sla. Everyone is coming together to include grandmas and grandpas and the youth. If people have had $5 to donate they will,” said Kingman.

Additionally, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council says it wishes to work with other tribal councils on the management of the site if the sale is finalized in Rosebud’s favor, but immediate and concrete action was needed.

“We are taking the lead on this,” RST Council Rep. Steve DeNoyer…Read more:

Brazilian Native’s Manifest against new government law which exploits their land without their consent

Groups of the seven races of Tocantins and Goias require immediate repeal of a rule that takes away the rights of the indigenous peoples over their lands and will deliver the manifesto on Wednesday to the Advocate General of the Union.

Indigenous communities again mobilize against Ordinance 303, AGU (Attorney General’s Office), which prohibits the expansion of ILs (Indigenous) and allows deployment works in these areas without consulting the people affected.

About 40 indigenous ethnic groups of seven of Tocantins and Goias, staged a protest outside the headquarters of the AGU in the early afternoon yesterday in Brasilia, and managed to meet with the deputy attorney general, Luiz Fernando Faria Albuquerque.

The group demanded the repeal of the ordinance and wanted to be heard by the Solicitor General, Luís Inácio Lucena Adams, to deliver a manifesto against the norm (see text below). Adams was in a meeting at Planalto. The mobilization also urged the halt in the construction of the Belo Monte Dam (PA).

Indigenous people were upset because they could not enter the AGU headquarters after security shut the door. The deputy attorney-general had invited the group to an impromptu meeting in the cafeteria of the building.

After hours of conversation by telephone Adams agreed to receive the protesters on Wednesday. On day 14, he had already received indigenous leaders from around the country.

Published on July 17th, Ordinance 303 was suspended by AGU after several demonstrations against the indigenous organizations and…please read more at



Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs: Water is a Human Right. Take action for the right to water ==>

Massacre of Yanomami Feared in Venezuela Village of 80 people was firebombed from the air, say activists, by illegal gold miners based in neighbouring Brazil



A massacre of up to 80 Yanomami Indians has taken place in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas, according to claims emerging from the region, prompting the government to send in investigators.

Blame is being placed on illegal garimpeiro miners who cross the border from Brazil to prospect for gold and have clashed violently with Amazon tribes before. According to local testimonies an armed group flew over in a helicopter, opening fire with guns and launching explosives into Irotatheri settlement in the High Ocamo area. The village was home to about 80 people and only three had been accounted for as survivors, according to people from a neighbouring village and indigenous rights activists.

The claims were presented to local authorities in Puerto Ayacucho, the capital of Amazonas state on Monday, asking for an immediate investigation of the site where the alleged killing took place, and for the expulsion of the garimpeiros. The event would have taken place during the first two weeks of July but due to the remoteness of the village it is only now been made public.

A spokeswoman at the public prosecutor’s office said the government could not yet confirm the attack nor how many people may have been killed.

Luis Shatiwe, a leader of the Yanomami group, told a Venezuelan newspaper that the survivors were hunters who had been out of the village at the time of the alleged attack. The hunters, he said, heard a helicopter and gunfire and said a communal hut in the village…read more at

Women’s Day of Peace March Ends With Arrests and Youth Being Maced

Whiteclay Arrests


On August 26, several organizations looking to have a peaceful march of women and children to protest alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska ended with protestors being carted away in horse trailers, verbal altercations and Native youth being maced.

Autumn Two Bulls, a participant and Pine Ridge Reservation tribal legal liaison is the mother of 10-year-old Wakinyan (Lightning and Thunder.) who was one of the Native youth sprayed in the face with mace by a police officer.

Two Bulls was furious such a thing could happen on…Read more:

Com’on people, Really?

RNC Official Says NM Governor Disrespected Custer by Meeting American Indians

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Lakota Wisdom: Why Native American Truths Can Heal the World

Article writen by Joseph M. Marshall III Author, ‘The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage: Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow’

The word wisdom is used frequently every day, whether it is spoken and heard or written and read. Yet it is debatable, in my opinion, if most of us know what it is. In most dictionaries it is defined as “the quality or state of being wise, sagacious, discerning and insightful.”

There are wise people in the world from all walks of life, from many nations and cultures. But there is one unalterable reality: No one who is truly wise is young. By the same token there are many old cultures on this planet of ours. Therefore, if we universally regard elders as repositories of wisdom, than those old cultures would have much to offer.

Many indigenous cultures were already populating every nook and cranny of what came to be called North America when the migration of Europeans began, roughly 500 years ago. Those peoples that greeted the newcomers with varied degrees of curiosity and apprehension had, by then, lived on and with this land for thousands upon thousands of years. Consequently they had evolved societal values and ways that enabled them to not merely survive, but thrive for all those millennia. Without going into the sad and difficult details…read more at

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